Umm Haram - Sahabiyyah

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  1. AbdalQadir

    AbdalQadir time to move along! will check pm's.

    One of the Haqqani murids has quoted a narrative by another deceased female murid here regarding the Hala Sultan complex and Umm Haram radi Allahu 'anha:«most-powerful-spiritual-place-on-cyprus»

    This pdf contains some great pictures from the complex.

    On page 15 of the pdf, the bottom picture contains something inscribed in Ottoman Turkish, the top of which says "Umm Haram" after some laudatory and respectful titles and salutations like "'aali martaba" and "khayrun nisaa".

    Insha Allah someone who can read Ottoman Turkish can read it properly.
  2. AbdalQadir

    AbdalQadir time to move along! will check pm's.

    Salam Alaikum

    I have lived some years of my life in the Turkish part of Cyprus.

    The shrine of "Hala-Sultan" is quite famous amongst the Muslim Cypriots, although it is located in the Greek territory in Larnaca.

    In fact once, during one of the UN-sponsored confidence-building measures between Turkish and Greek Cypriots, a few Greek Cypriots were permitted to visit the Turkish side to one of their holy/emotional-attachment sites and guess where a group of Turkish Cypriots was permitted to visit on the Greek side?

    (even wikipedia doesn't mention anything about a divorce but then wiki really isn't a hujjah)

    The Turkish word "hala" means paternal aunt. "Sultan" is obvious in its meaning. Allah knows if by "Hala-Sultan" - paternal aunt of the Sultan - they (ie the people who named it such) imply paternal aunt of the Prophet, sal Allahu 'alaihi wa 'ala aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam, or one of his beloved sahaba, although tour guides and other such people say that she was the Prophet's aunt. Maybe they say hala in an eulogizing way to imply "wet nurse", although the Turkish word for wet nurse is "sut anne" or "sut nine" ([roughly] pronounced "syut an-nay" or "syut ni-nay") while the mid wife who assists in child-birth is called "ebe" (eh-bay).
  3. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    Bismillahi’r Raĥmāni’r Raĥīm
    Usd al-Ghābah fī Márifati’s Şaĥābah, entry:7403, Ibn Athīr (d.630 AH)

    Umm Ĥarām bint Milĥān

    Umm Ĥarām bint Milĥān ibn Khālid ibn Zayd ibn Ĥarām ibn Jundub ibn Áāmir ibn Ghanm ibn Ádiyy ibn An-Najjār al-Anşāriyyah, al-Khazrajiyyah. Her mother is Mulaykah bint Mālik ibn Ádiyy ibn Ámr ibn Mālik ibn An-Najjār.

    Umm Ĥarām is the maternal aunt of Anas ibn Mālik and the wife of Úbādah ibn as-Şāmit; her name is Ar-Rumayşā’a. It is also said that her name was Al-Ghumayşā’a. But her [proper] name is not correctly known.

    RasūlAllāh şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam used to honor her and visit her in her home and take a nap there and informed her that she would die as a martyr.

    Abu Yāsir told us with his chain reaching Ábdallāh ibn Aĥmed: my father narrated to me: Ábd as-Şamad told me: my father narrated to me: Yaĥyā ibn Saýīd narrated to me: Muĥammad ibn Yaĥyā ibn Ĥabbān narrated to me: Anas ibn Mālik narrated to me from Umm Ĥarām bint Milĥān – and she was his [Anas’] maternal aunt – that RasūlAllāh şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam slept or took a nap in her home and he woke up smiling. And he said: ‘I was shown people from my followers who rode the green seas like kings on thrones.’ I said: ‘O Messenger of Allāh, pray to Allāh that he makes me one amongst them.’ He said: ‘Thou art amongst the first group.’ Úbādah ibn as-Şāmit married her and took her along with him on the sea-voyage and thereafter, she mounted a ride and it knocked her down, which caused her death.

    This battle was the battle of Cyprus and she is buried there. The commander of this army was Muáāwiyah ibn Abū Sufyān in the caliphate of úthmān and along with him were Abū Dharr al-Ghifāri, Abū Dardā’a and many other companions. And this event took place in the year 27 AH.

    Her hadith narration is found in three books (Bukhari, Muslim and Abu Dawud)

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